The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is currently the leading resource on cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. HRS was developed in 1979 by four electrophysiologists, Doctors J. Warren Harthorne, Victor Parsonnet, Seymour Furman, and Dryden Morse, who had a vision of ending death and suffering due to heart rhythm disorders. HRS also serves as a primary resource in science, education and advocacy for cardiac arrhythmia professionals and patients. For over 30 years, HRS has provided resources in areas including atrial fibrillation, sudden cardiac arrest, and heart failure. The Society, an international organization housing more than 5,900 members from more than 70 countries, maintains its mission to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education, and optimal health care policies and standards. Today, HRS is still dedicated to improving the care of patients by advancing resources within the cardiac pacing and electrophysiology.
Heart Rhythm Society News
Updated Treatment Guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation Recommend a New Class of Blood Thinners to Help Prevent StrokeJan 28, 2019
A newer type of blood-thinning medications, non–vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs), is now recommended as the preferred alternative to warfarin for reducing the risk of stroke associated with atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to a focused update to the 2014 American[…]Read more...
Dec 20, 2018
The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) announces that Patricia V. Blake, FASAE, CAE will become the new CEO, following a thorough search and transition planning process. Recognized as a strong leader and strategic planner in the nonprofit association community, Blake brings[…]Read more...
New Study Suggests Marijuana Use Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Arrhythmias, Instead May Reduce risk of AFibMay 8, 2018
According to new research, smoking marijuana may not be associated with an increased risk of ventricular fibrillation (VF) and ventricular tachycardia (VT) following an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), or heart attack. The study also reported that marijuana users had a[…]Read more...
Heart Rhythm Society Kicks Off Annual Scientific Sessions in Boston to Unveil Scientific Advances and Innovations in Cardiac Arrhythmia CareMay 8, 2018
Thousands of clinicians, scientists, researchers and innovators from around the world will gather together Wednesday, May 9 through Saturday, May 12 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for Heart Rhythm 2018, the Heart Rhythm Society’s (HRS) 39th Annual Scientific[…]Read more...